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    Demanding cooker from parents of bride cannot be considered dowry: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court recently held that demanding a cooker from parents of a bride cannot be considered a dowry demand. The court also observed that in-laws of a bride cannot be convicted for dowry demand or dowry death only because she died an unnatural death and within seven years of her marriage.

  • Assam: Newly married woman allegedly gang-raped by husband, friends over dowry

    Karimganj: A woman in south Assam’s Karimganj district alleged that she was raped by her husband and his two friends within three days of her marriage as his demands for dowry were not met, the police said today. On the basis of her complaint, the husband was arrested today, they said.

  • Uttar Pradesh: Man beats up wife for dowry, sends video to in-laws

    Shahjahanpur (UP): A woman in Lakhimpur Kheri district was hung from a ceiling hook and brutally thrashed for dowry by her husband, who send a video of the incident to her parents, police said on Monday. The woman has been brought back to her parent’s house here and a case registered against her husband and four others, Circle Officer (CO) Sunil Kumar Shukla said.

  • Indore: Husband, in-laws booked for Rs 25 lakh dowry demand

    Indore: Police on Wednesday booked man and four of his family members for allegedly harassing his wife for Rs 25 lakh dowry and an SUV. No arrests have been made so far till filling this report.

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    Indore: Crime Round-up: BBA student booked for harassing land lord’s daughter

    Indore: We Care for You booked a 20-year-old youth for harassing a 13-year-old girl over phone in Rajendra Nagar area on Sunday.  According to police, the victim’s mother alleged that accused Prince Kharte, a resident of Dutt Nagar, had been harassing her 13-year-old daughter by sending objectionable messages and photos on her phone.

  • Bhopal: Actor Bobby Darling files complaint against Bhopal-based hubby

    Bhopal: Television and Bollywood actress Bobby Darling aka Pakhi Sharma, who married Bhopal based businessman in February 2016 has filed a complaint with Habibganj police against her husband Ramnik Sharma. She had undergone a sex change operation before her marriage in Bangkok before she tied the knot. She has filed the complaint against Sharma and his parents through speed post to Habibganj police after lodging one with Delhi police as she currently

  • Indore: Married engineer woman hangs self

    Indore: A 24-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling in Bhanwarkuan area on Saturday evening. No suicide note was recovered from the spot so the reason for her suicide could not be known yet. However, family members alleged that she was being harassed by her in-laws. Police are investigating the case and are waiting for the autopsy report.

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    Punjab: Woman beaten up by in-laws over dowry demand

    Patiala (Punjab): The evil of dowry seems to be still deep-rooted in the soil of India. Recently, a video has went viral in which a woman is being beaten up by her brother-in-law and his friends in Punjab’s Patiala, allegedly for giving birth to a girl and over dowry demands.

  • Demanding money to meet domestic expenses not dowry, rules court

    Mumbai: A court in suburban Borivili has acquitted a man and his family members from dowry and cruelty charges ruling that a demand for money to meet domestic expenses cannot be termed as dowry. The court was deciding a case wherein a woman had alleged that his husband and his family members had demanded Rs 5 lakh for meeting domestic expenses and purchasing manure.

  • Indore: Man booked for demanding Rs 20 lakh dowry

    Indore: City police Thursday booked a man for allegedly harassing a woman for Rs 20 lakh dowry. The accused took their three children with him and threatened her of dire consequences if she returned home without money. Police are investigating the matter.

  • Ujjain: Woman accuses husband, in-laws of demanding dowry

    Ujjain: A woman reportedly accused her husband and in laws of demanding dowry and lodged a report against them with Mahila police station for being molested and threatened by them. Bhavana, wife of Vipul Parmar, resident of Vyas Nagar, Ujjain, accused her husband and in laws Surendra Ramchandra Parmar, Rukama Bai, wife of Ramchandra Parmar, Ramachandra Ambaram Parmar all residents of Gulabbai colony Nagda of demanding Rs 6 lakh in cash and

  • Bombay High Court acquits man of cruelty & dowry death charges

    Mumbai:Observing that there must be a “proximity or link” between the death of a married woman and her in-laws’ demand of dowry, Bombay High Court recently acquitted a man, convicted under charges of dowry death and cruelty. The HC even said that a “prudent” father would not leave any opportunity to disclose harassment of his daughter to the police.

  • Ujjain: Man sets wife on fire for refusing dowry

    Ujjain: A husband allegedly burnt his wife over dowry on Tuesday last. Victim Anita, wife of Sunil Bargunda, who was admitted in serious condition in the hospital said Bhairavgarh police that her husband Sunil used to demand dowry from her and on denying he poured kerosene and burnt her.  Taking action on the basis of the statement police registered an FIR against Sunil Bargunda, resident of Ambodiya, under Section 307 and 498-A. However, the

  • Bhopal: Change yourself to change society said Murthi

    BHOPAL: In a discussion with Akashwani Obera, Rhind Super Thermal Power Station, Vartika Mahila Mandal, president K. Rama Murthi spoke on Save Girl Child, dowry, female infanticide, cleanliness and women empowerment.

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    Kangana pays tribute to Indian armed forces

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut has paid a tribute to the Indian armed forces in a video. The anthem titled “Love your country” released on Friday online. It also focuses on social issues such as rape, female infanticide, child marriage, dowry and even apathy, read a statement.

  • Man and mother get 2 year jail for harassing woman

    Ujjain :  Local court has sentenced a man along with his mother to two years in jail for subjecting his wife to cruelty and harassing her for dowry holding that the mother-in-law being herself a woman had victimised another woman.